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New Perspectives on Cybernetics
Rational cognitive processes are defined as processes controlled by an external system of rules. This control is represented by the conservation of distinctions, where a distinction is conceived as an element of cognitive structuration. Four classes of distinctions (patterns, states, rules, and values) and four classes of distinction processes (conservation, destruction, creation, and creation-and-destruction of distinctions) are defined. The resulting 4 x 4 grid is used to classify cognitivedoi:10.1007/978-94-015-8062-5_5 fatcat:7tm5icruczfy7l5t6infqvjdhq